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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio at a New York Police Foundation gala. Photo: Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Mayor Bill de Blasio's 2020 presidential announcement fell flat with New Yorkers — including President Trump on Thursday.

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The big picture: 76% of registered voters in New York do not think de Blasio should run for president, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. "Mayor Bill de Blasio's flirtation with a 2020 White House bid is prompting a rare moment of unity among New Yorkers," said polling analyst Mary Snow on April 3.

What they're saying:

  • The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York — which represents more than 50,000 active and retired NYPD officers — released a statement on Thursday assailing de Blasio for running for president saying: "It is laughable that a mayor who has shown no interest in running New York City for six years now says he wants to mismanage the entire country."
  • When de Blasio was interviewed on Good Morning America after announcing his presidential bid, he was met by protestors with signs reading "Liar."
  • Mike Gravel, former Alaska governor and fellow 2020 Democratic presidential contender, said: "I don't think he's a very good mayor," adding he isn't sure why de Blasio would even bother running, per the Washington Post.
  • Other New Yorkers think the field of Democratic nominees is too crowded and de Blasio doesn't stand a chance, per local outlet Spectrum News.
  • Even before he announced his presidential bid, some of de Blasio's closest allies warned him against a 2020 run calling it "f---ing insane," per Politico.
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In photos: St Vincent water supply running low as volcano eruptions continue

La Soufrière volcano erupting in Saint Vincent on April 9. Photo: Zen Punnett/AFP via Getty Images

Water is in short supply in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as La Soufrière volcano continues to explode, government spokesman Sehon Marshall told a local radio station Tuesday.

The big picture: Up to 20,000 people have been evacuated from the Caribbean island’s northern region since the volcano began erupting there last Friday, per AP. Over 3,000 evacuees are staying in more than 80 government shelters.

In photos: Twin Cities on edge after Daunte Wright shooting

Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Daunte Wright face off with police near the Brooklyn Center police station in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 13. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Law enforcement and protesters in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Center clashed Tuesday night, after demonstrators again defied a night curfew to protest for a third night the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

The big picture: It followed two nights of protests and unrest over Wright's death Sunday. Outside the city's police headquarters, law enforcement used "heavy force," with tear gas and flashbangs, per the Star Tribune. Protesters threw objects including water bottles, hitting some officers on their helmets, the outlet notes.

Judge rules in favor of Black officer fired for stopping colleague's chokehold

Former Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne said she heard a handcuffed man say he couldn't breathe when a colleague placed him in a chokehold. Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

A New York court on Tuesday reinstated the pension of former Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne, who was fired for intervening when a white colleague had a Black man in a chokehold during a 2006 arrest.

Driving the news: State Supreme Court Judge Dennis Ward noted in his ruling similar cases, like the death of George Floyd. Ward said the role of other officers at the scene in such instances had come under scrutiny, "particularly their complicity in failing to intervene to save the life of a person to whom such unreasonable physical force is being applied."